Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--First NewsWatch-

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Hundreds of mourners lined up in Fredericton for an emotional public visitation for the two city police officers killed in the line of duty one week ago today.

Constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns were shot at a city apartment complex last Friday while responding to a shooting that also killed civilians Bobbie Lee Wright and Donnie Robichaud.

Inside a ballroom at the Fredericton Convention Centre yesterday, the officers' families stood near large framed photographs of their fallen loved ones, as a steady stream of visitors paid their respects.

Thousands of police officers and first responders from across the country are expected to attend tomorrow's regimental funeral for the constables at the University of New Brunswick.

Suspected gunman 48-year-old Matthew Raymond is charged with four counts of first-degree murder. (1)



A new wildfire evacuation alert has been issued for the entire city of Kimberley, B-C and other properties south and southwest of the city of 45-hundred in southeastern B-C.

Mayor Don McCormick says if an area evacuation is required, residents will be given as much advance notice as possible.

Two evacuation orders were issued Thursday evening -- one in the Cariboo Regional District covers 62 properties in the Dean River North area, and the other covers 65 addresses east of Kootenay around St. Mary's Lake.

B-C declared a state of emergency this week as more than 560 wildfires burn in every corner of the province.

Residents of more than 15-hundred properties are out of their homes. (1)



The Royal Canadian Air Force says the search for a missing pilot and plane is over, following the discovery of a Cessna 172 and a body in woods northwest of Edmonton.

Military officials have identified the pilot as Scott Schneider, who was last seen with his dog on Sunday afternoon taking off from Edson, Alberta, bound for nearby Westlock. …

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